Posts in category "Chicago Flower Shows"

No Seed Swap at Chicago Flower & Garden Show '13

Last year the Chicago Flower & Garden Show asked me to host a seed swap during the run of the show after they heard that I’d been holding a “secret” seed swap every year at the show when the local garden blogger met up. You can read the back story here. The swap was fun... Read more »

Free Tulip Bulbs in Chicago 2012

Free Tulip Bulbs in Chicago 2012
Have you ever wondered what becomes of all those tulips you see planted in parks and planters around the Loop? Maybe you’ve seen them being planted or being taken out after the blooms have faded and thought that they’re just trashed or composted. The truth is that every spring the City of Chicago and Chicago... Read more »

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Seed Swap a Success

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Seed Swap a Success
On Sunday I hosted the first seed swap at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. The event was a success because of the volunteers like My Skinny Garden, Garden Girl, How Does Your Garden Grow?, Growing in Chicago, Laura Young of the Lurie Garden, and Jessica, president of the Forest Park Community Garden who brought... Read more »
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The Great Chicago Seed Swap at Chicago Flower & Garden Show

The Great Chicago Seed Swap at Chicago Flower & Garden Show
On Sunday, March 11th, I’ll be hosting the first ever seed swap at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. The swap starts at 3 p.m. outside the “White House Let’s Move Garden.” See below for full details. This is a seed swap, meaning, you bring a packet of seeds and you can exchange it for... Read more »

Fleurotica 2012 Coming to Garfield Park Conservatory

Fleurotica 2012 Coming to Garfield Park Conservatory
Last week Bloomingdale’s hosted staff and members of the Garfield Park Conservatory to give a special preview of Fleurotica 2012. If you’re not aware, Fleurotica is a fashion show that features designs made from plants and flowers, and is an important fundraiser for the conservatory. This year’s show is particularly important since the conservatory is... Read more »

Winter Flower Shows & Train Gardens in Chicago

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If you’re looking to get a gardening fix this winter, or looking for places to take out of town visitors around Chicago during Christmas may I recommend the winter flower shows and train gardens? Due to the storm damage this year at the Garfield Park Conservatory there will be no winter flower show there. But... Read more »
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Green and Growing Urban Gardening Fair 2011

Green and Growing Urban Gardening Fair 2011
The 19th Annual Green & Growing Urban Gardening Fair is this Saturday, April 30th 2011 at the Garfield Park Conservatory from 10am-2pm. Throughout the conservatory there will be vendors, gardening demonstrations, workshops, plant vendors, food live music and gardening activities for kids and adults. Several community gardens and vendors sell items like pots, worms, trees,... Read more »

Art in Bloom at Milwaukee Art Museum

Art in Bloom at Milwaukee Art Museum
The Art in Bloom exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum is subtitled A Tribute to Art and Flowers and is a fun and beautiful location to welcome spring. I attended yesterday to hear garden author Gayla Trail talk about growing food in unusual places.   Just an hour and a half north of Chicago, The... Read more »

Macy's Flower Show 2011 Preview

Macy's Flower Show 2011 Preview
“Towers of Flowers,” this year’s theme for the spring flower show at Macy’s on State Street opens Sunday March 27th and runs through April 10th. This morning I attended the media preview of the flower show, had a sampling of the botanical themed food and drinks that will be part of the menu of the... Read more »
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Free Garden Seeds at Chicago Flower Show

Free Garden Seeds at Chicago Flower Show
If you’re going to the final weekend of the Chicago Flower and Garden Show there are a lot of seeds you can buy from the Landreth Seeds booth, but there are also some free seeds available. The Smith & Hawken display has these paper garden stakes with basil seeds embedded. You simply insert the paper... Read more »
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